Introducing the X-Men into the Marvel Cinematic Universe is one of the toughest tasks the franchise has ever faced for a number of reasons. There’s obviously the fact the merry band of mutants have already starred in thirteen movies from Fox over the course of 20 years, which hauled in a combined total of over $6 billion at the box office to rank as the seventh highest-grossing film series in history.
Audiences around the world are more than familiar with the property, so Marvel Studios will need to ensure that the reboot stands on its own two feet and can reinvest fans in something they’ve already seen over a dozen times already. Not only that, but it’ll also need to be explained why mutants have suddenly made their presence felt in the mythology when the MCU will have been around for over fifteen years and 30+ blockbusters by the time the X-Men finally arrive.
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It’s a delicate tightrope for sure, but we’re hearing from our sources – the same ones who told us the project was in development long before it was officially announced – that Storm could be set to appear in Captain America 4. Further details remain unclear, but from a purely speculative standpoint, it might even have something to do with Wakanda.
Before Chadwick Boseman’s passing Ororo Munroe was heavily linked with debuting in Black Panther II, and Sam Wilson already has plenty of connections to Wakanda through his association with Bucky Barnes and the fact the technologically advanced nation crafted his new Captain America suit. Of course, we’re just spitballing here, but the X-Men seeds will definitely be getting sown throughout the Phase Four slate, regardless of how it ends up happening.